ERIC Number: ED337218
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug-21
Reference Count: N/A
Salish Kootenai College Project for Recruitment and Retention of Native Americans in Associate Degree Nursing. Final Report.
The purpose of the Salish Koontenai College (SKC) Project for Recruitment and Retention of Native Americans in Associate Degree Nursing was to increase the numbers of Native American registered nurses providing health care to the Native American population of Montana and the northwest mountain states. Recruitment and retention efforts targeted Licensed Practical nurses (LPNs), non-traditional adult learners, second career students, and high school and middle school students on reservations in rural Montana and the northwest mountain states. Project results included the following: (1) of the 11 LPN's who were identified throughout Montana reservations, 3 completed requirements for advanced standing, were admitted into the second year of Associated Degree Nursing classes, and graduated in June 1991, 2 entered first year classes and will graduate in June 1992, 4 completed prerequisites and will be admitted in fall 1991, and two will be admitted in fall 1992; (2) of the 75 adult learners identified and recruited from Montana reservations, 25 were attending SKC as pre-nursing students, 28 were attending other tribal colleges as pre-nursing students, and 16 will be admitted to SKC in fall 1991; (3) 30 Native American students from grades 4 through 12 attended a one-week Health Careers summer program LPNs who on the SKC campus; and (4) factors identified as most critical to successful recruitment and retention of the target population included intensive orientation and monthly to bi-monthly followup. The project budget, promotional flyer, and brief news articles about the project are included. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.; Metropolitan Life Foundation.
Authoring Institution: Salish Kootenai Coll., Pablo, MT.